1. Summary of contents

Chapter 1, Introduction describes the main functionality and purpose of the Balabit’s Privileged Session Management, Shell Control Box.

Chapter 2, The concepts of PSM discusses the technical concepts and philosophies behind PSM.

Chapter 3, The Welcome Wizard and the first login describes what to do after assembling PSM — it is a step-by-step guide for the initial configuration.

Chapter 4, Basic settings describes the basic configuration settings of PSM.

Chapter 5, User management and access control discusses the authentication, authorization, and accounting settings of the users accessing PSM.

Chapter 6, Managing PSM provides detailed description on managing PSM as a host.

Chapter 7, General connection settings discusses general connection configuration settings.

Chapter 8, HTTP-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the HTTP protocol.

Chapter 9, ICA-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the ICA protocol.

Chapter 10, RDP-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the RDP protocol.

Chapter 11, SSH-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the SSH protocol.

Chapter 12, Telnet-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the Telnet protocol.

Chapter 13, VMware Horizon View connections describes how to use PSM to control and audit VMware Horizon View connections.

Chapter 14, VNC-specific settings describes configuration settings available only for the Virtual Networking (VNC) protocol.

Chapter 16, Browsing and replaying audit trails on PSM describes how to browse the various types of log messages and audit trails on PSM and exactly what kind of information do they contain.

Chapter 17, Replaying audit trails with Audit Player describes how to search and display audit trails, generate reports, and replay the audited sessions.

Chapter 18, Advanced authentication and authorization techniques describes how to configure gateway authentication and four-eyes authorization for the connections.

Chapter 20, The PSM RPC API discusses the details of accessing PSM with the RPC API.

Chapter 22, PSM scenarios discusses common scenarios for PSM.

Chapter 23, Troubleshooting PSM describes troubleshooting and maintenance procedures of Balabit’s Privileged Session Management, Shell Control Box (PSM).

Appendix A, Configuring external devices describes scenarios about configuring external devices to redirect selected traffic to PSM.

Appendix B, Using SCP with agent-forwarding provides solutions for using scp with agent-forwarding.

Appendix E, Open source licenses includes the open source licenses and attributions applicable to Balabit’s Privileged Session Management, Shell Control Box.

Appendix F, END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR BALABIT PRODUCT (EULA) includes the text of the End User License Agreement applicable to PSM products.

The Glossary provides definitions of important terms used in this guide.